It’s the best time of the year! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I’ve read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…
On the second day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:
Cinderella the Zombie Slayer in WWI
Oh good Lord, this book came to me at the right time. I saw it on a Book Barbarian ad on Facebook on a day when I was actually able to sit down and read, and then I binged on the entire series in a day. #whoops
The premise is similar to the YA sci fi series Cinder, where you have a main focus (Cinderella) with supplemental characters playing larger roles in subsequent books (and also based on storybook characters). But this one has so many unique qualities, it stands alone.
As I said: Cinderella is a zombie slayer. It’s 1919, and the Great War has ended, and so has the flu pandemic. Except the flu caused thousands of supposedly dead people to come back as Zombies. Cinderella (or Ella/Eleanor) is the village slayer, given that title because she was the first one to kill one and the town gave her said moniker. A chance encounter with a handsome duke, slow burn romance, and lots of supernatural baddies make this book just swoonworthy.
Can we talk about this romance? I’m so impatient, and I was tapping my foot, waiting for the world to settle long enough for the two of them to boink. I appreciated the blending of the real world and the fantasy one, especially as it related to suffragettes and the growth of women’s roles in post-war England.
This one is really not to be missed!
Seventeen-year-old Ella copes the best she can; caring for her war-injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead that attack the locals. Vermin they’re called, like rats they spread pestilence with their bite. Ella’s world collides with another when she nearly decapitates a handsome stranger, who is very much alive.
Seth deMage, the new Duke of Leithfield, has returned to his ancestral home with a mission from the War Office — to control the plague of vermin in rural Somerset. He needs help; he just didn’t expect to find it in a katana-wielding scullery maid.
Working alongside Seth blurs the line between their positions, and Ella glimpses a future she never dreamed was possible. But in overstepping society’s boundaries, Ella could lose everything – home, head and her heart…
Enter the Giveaway
More on IndieMas
IndieMas is my annual recap of my favorite reads of the year. It’s a chance for me to pause the Sush marketing machine and focus on some folks doing good work out there. I like to really focus on those underrated gems with less than 50 reviews. For you, the reader, I do a giveaway on each post, as well as a grand prize. This year, I’m giving away a paperback copy of one of the eleven books, shipped anywhere Book Depository delivers!
You can click on any of the covers below to find out more, or enter the raffle at the bottom.
IndieMas 2017 Picks
The Grand Prize
This year, I’ll be giving away a grand prize of one paperback copy of an IndieMas pick! As with all the above, this giveaway is international to anywhere Book Depository delivers. Enter below!
And don’t forget, each book above has its own eBook giveaway, too! Make sure you enter and give some authors some love.